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Poetry Prize

CBC Poetry Prize: The finalists

CBC’s Canada Writes—with our partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre—is pleased to announce today the finalists for the CBC Poetry Prize / Prix du poésie Radio-Canada.  



The English and French texts were selected by a jury from over 2,300 poems that were received from across the country. 

The five English-language finalists are (alphabetically):


To find out the French-language finalists, please visit Zone d'écriture


Winner announcement
The Grand Prize winner, as selected by the CBC Poetry Jury, will be announced on Tuesday, September 25. Jury members this year are writers Julie Bruck, Patrick Lane and Dennis Lee.

In addition to a cash prize of $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Grand Prize winner will receive a writing residency at The Banff Centre and will be published in Air Canada’s enRoute magazine. The other finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, and will be published right here on Canada Writes. 

Good luck to all five finalists, and thanks to all who participated this year!

«Read the other shortlisted entries



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